If you are not quite funny, you should think again before entering the field of stand up comedy. The reason is that you can end up being a complete failure as stand up comedy requires you to be extraordinarily funny. You must have the will and passion to improvise your comedy skills otherwise it becomes really hard to survive the tough competition. You might become a loser if you do not push harder to rise as a successful stand up comedian.
Once you have geared up your mind and are willing to work really hard to be among the successful stand up comedians; the question arises that how can you succeed in stand up. Mentioned below are some of the key tips to help you succeed as a stand up comedian:
First you need to understand that stand up is based on a systematic method. You cannot just get on the stage and talk random, hoping that you will recall some good jokes and manage to make the audience laugh. In fact you have to do necessary researching, design your comedy act, practice your delivery skills, rehearse your act and add all the small details you can to make it stand out so the audience loves it. All this demands dedication, patience, effort and consistency. Make sure you have the abilities to meet these criteria.
Confidence is one of the key aspects for bringing life to your act. Your confidence must depict through your performance in order to get a good response. However, at times your act might demand you to look stupid and confused which is not a problem. You must practice every bit of your act including pauses and body movements. The more you rehearse, the better your act gets.
It is essential give your act a proper format. There must be a proper beginning, middle and ending. Every part of your act must fit in together perfectly. You words and actions must also reinforce each other. When everything will go together, the laughter impact will increase and the audience will enjoy your performance even more.
Keep on asking question to yourself regarding how to make your comedy content funnier and how to come up with more effective jokes. You must work on improving your timing and learn how to deal with hecklers. Watch stand up comedy videos online to help you in answer these questions. Keep on adding up new punchlines to your comedy content to make it more enriched.